PSNews - The 877-ha site boasts 44 km of sealed and unsealed test roads, skidpans, and 4.7 km of recently-improved, high-speed banked oval track. It is surrounded by 18 km of fencing, to ensure confidentiality.
Vietnamese car company VinFast has completed the deal to buy the GM Holden proving ground at Lang Lang in Victoria on September 9. It is known that GM Holden’s Lang Lang proving ground is among the oldest yet most modern in the world.
Vinfast cut the ribbon on its second Automotive Technology Institute in Melbourne earlier this year. In a press release issued by the company, Kevin Yardley, the director of VinFast’s Melbourne development centre stated that: “Currently, VinFast’s product research and development is making a rapid progress. Therefore, owning a modern testing centre like Lang Lang helps a lot for our activities".
The 877-ha site boasts 44 km of sealed and unsealed test roads, skidpans, and 4.7 km of recently-improved, high-speed banked oval track. It is surrounded by 18 km of fencing, to ensure confidentiality.
One of the symbols of the Australian auto industry, the ground has been used to test every new Holden vehicle since 1958. GM Holden announced the closure of its Australian production this year.
GM Holden Interim Chairman and Managing Director Kristian Aquilina said that, under the deal, the Lang Lang proving ground will continue to shape the global automotive industry.
A number of VinFast employees are former Holden people. In a win for the environmental sensitivity of the site, VinFast has apparently committed to protecting its flora and fauna.
By Linh Bui